Welcome to the start of the 2020 school year. We particularly welcome new students and their families. We trust that you very quickly feel part of the Pacific community and confidently grow in your relationships and learning.
We welcome the following new permanent staff to the College. Ms Anne-Marie Gerlach formally Head of Learning Senior College at Canterbury College as the Head of Learning Senior College, Ms Kim Wood formally a paramedic and previously the Head of Outdoor Education at Brisbane Girls Grammar School as Head of Outdoor Education, Mr David Simpfendorfer returns as a Music teacher having been Head of Performing Arts at Redeemer Lutheran College, Mr Jim Tamvakis from Moreton Bay Boys College as a teacher of Mathematics and Science, Mrs Kristie Brock from Good Shepherd Catholic College in Mt Isa as a Legal Studies and Business teacher, Mrs Nina Devenish formerly Head of Japanese at St Mary’s College in Maryborough as a Japanese teacher, Mrs Kirsty Roy continues as an English and HASS teacher and Mrs Grier Elliott as a Prep teacher, Ms Megan Bancks returns from Good Shepherd Lutheran College as a Middle and Senior Mathematics and PE teacher, Mr Scott Massie as a Year 3-7 teacher, Mrs Roslyn Grewar as a P-12 teacher of PE and Middle and Senior College Mathematics and Ms Madison Dearnaley as a Teacher Librarian. We look forward to these very capable staff adding to student experience this year.
We congratulate and look forward to working with Mr Damian Davis as the Head of Staff and Students P-5, Mrs Wendy Wescombe as the Acting Head of Mathematics Middle College, Mr Alex O’Connor as the Acting Head of Mathematics Senior College and Mr Brett Kersnovske as the Head of Bula House.
We welcome back Head of Humanities Mrs Elley Wood, Head of Mumba House Mr Damien Evans, Head of Vocational Education and Training Mr Ian Learoyd, Head of Hospitality and Food Technology Mrs Colleen Beattie, P-5 teacher Mrs Sarah Atkinson and College Nurse Mrs Maree Hooper as they return from leave.
We look forward to connecting with students and parents at the upcoming Welcome Breakfast this Friday, the P-5 Commencement Service, the P-5 Parent Information Evening and the Year 12 Parent and Student Information Evening next week. These community events provide important opportunities for families to build relationships and learn more about the next phase of their child’s learning.
We wish Year 7 students and staff all the best as they engage in their outdoor education experience next week. We thank our Head of Outdoor Education Ms Kim Wood for her leadership and organisation of this experience.
May God equip us to grow in both efficacy and agency to make our world a better place.
Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal